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Postby Robin Hood » Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:35 am

A great impulse set. It's got a great soldier to get lots of, not to mention a great arsenal of weapons, plus the stand itself. You can never, ever, have too many green plates, and same goes for 1x1 rounds too. Brown plates are also uber-usefull. This is a set I could have stood to get many multiples of.

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Re: Weekly Set Review: The Knight

Postby insurrection » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:44 am

I can just agree with everyone else, it's a perfect impuls-set: 1 soldier and enough extra accessories to arm another fig, meaning basicly 2 new soldiers for an armybulder. And great part selection for the stand, when I bought my first 8 of these I entertained myself with constructing a small hut-MOC :) I think I picked up around 20 copies in total, and it is also the only set i bought from Fantasy-era except MMV and x-mas calendar.

My only question is which impuls-set people think is better when you writes "one of the better" etc? :tasty:
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Re: Weekly Set Review: The Knight

Postby Username » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:17 am

insurrection wrote:My only question is which impuls-set people think is better when you writes "one of the better" etc? :tasty:


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Re: Weekly Set Review: The Knight

Postby Papy.G » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:47 am

It is one of the sets that ended my coming-out of dark ages.
Just as nice as can be an impulse, plus the extra armour pieces.
I got one and the Wizard, first, and was happy to find the reversed print shield. Then, I bought one more, just in case, and didn't open it (don't know wether it has the reversed print too), and bought three more later again, with three more wizard, for further trades, when I saw here they are sought after.
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Postby ottoatm » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:26 am

Robin Hood wrote:A great impulse set. It's got a great soldier to get lots of, not to mention a great arsenal of weapons, plus the stand itself. You can never, ever, have too many green plates, and same goes for 1x1 rounds too. Brown plates are also uber-usefull. This is a set I could have stood to get many multiples of.

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Couldn't have said it any better myself. I bought many and am happy to have it. :) This was also pre "battle pack", so it was the only real way to do army building.

That said, the extra pieces are very valuable~
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Re: Weekly Set Review: The Knight

Postby ELMAS » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:51 pm

I got 12 of these guys and I could have gone for more. Nuf said.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: The Knight

Postby ClassicJester11 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:30 am

ELMAS wrote:I got 12 of these guys and I could have gone for more. Nuf said.


yea! same here. i found this set to be a great army builder! and yes i could have bought more of em'
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Re: Weekly Set Review: The Knight

Postby insurrection » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:22 am

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insurrection wrote:My only question is which impuls-set people think is better when you writes "one of the better" etc? :tasty:


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1 extra helmet > horse and more weapons :wink:
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Re: Weekly Set Review: The Knight

Postby Username » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:43 am

insurrection wrote:1 extra helmet > horse and more weapons :wink:


I'd rather a visored helm, plums, armor, printed torso, horse and weapons than an extra helmet. :wink:
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Re: Weekly Set Review: The Knight

Postby quaraga » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:14 am

I have several cons and 1 pro.

pro: the breastplate is blank and thusly can be used for almost any faction.

cons: the "knight" is more of a man-at-arms I know it doesnt matter but it still bugs me.
The extra weapons and such are not useful with exception to the spear because it works as an oar.
The whole "army builder" thing doesnt work for me, the knights battle pack has more minifigs for (at least last time I checked) only a little bit more cash.

oh and im fed up with flare helms(power to da bullet helm!!)
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Re: Weekly Set Review: The Knight

Postby Papy.G » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:16 am

Username wrote:I'd rather a visored helm, plums, armor, printed torso, horse and weapons than an extra helmet. :wink:


The price range of the 6009 may not have been as low as the 5615, so to be fair in the comparison, you should consider buying almost two of them, this said, the balance would probably not tend the same way.
I think each is good for its days, but if you'd have the 6009 today for, say, $6-7, you would have complain for a high price per piece.

quaraga wrote:pro: the breastplate is blank and thusly can be used for almost any faction.
cons: the "knight" is more of a man-at-arms I know it doesnt matter but it still bugs me.
The whole "army builder" thing doesnt work for me, the knights battle pack has more minifigs for (at least last time I checked) only a little bit more cash.
oh and im fed up with flare helms(power to da bullet helm!!)
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Every man at arm is called knight in the "castle" line, it bugs me too, as the goblins called orcs/trolls.

Even if it would have been the same price/fig, the battle pack has more variety.

For the flare helm, I agree, there is too much of it, but it seems the bullet helm won't be back soon. :mad:
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Re: Weekly Set Review: The Knight

Postby Username » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:37 pm

Papy.G wrote:The price range of the 6009 may not have been as low as the 5615, so to be fair in the comparison, you should consider buying almost two of them, this said, the balance would probably not tend the same way.
I think each is good for its days, but if you'd have the 6009 today for, say, $6-7, you would have complain for a high price per piece.


But insurrection's question had nothing to do with inflation pricing conversions but about what impulses sets were considered to be good or better compared to the Knight. In that light, my comparison is valid.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: The Knight

Postby smegged » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:11 am

The thing that has only half been mentioned here is the ability to equip out another knight.

This is perfect for all those stupid Jayko minifigs I collected back in the day (to get shadow knights). Jayko's colour scheme fits right in with crown knights and the euro armour and extra helmet effectively doubled the value I got out of the set. A brilliant set and one of the best impulses.
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Re: Weekly Set Review: The Knight

Postby miniflea84 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:18 pm

There's absolutely nothing to dislike about this set, at least the way I see it. I bought 30 or so, and I wish I'd bought more. Better than the orc impulse in that it included a shield. The only thing I don't like about the new castle line is that both impulse sets we've seen so far (while awesome) are of figs that you really only want one or just a few of. I want army builders!
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Re: Weekly Set Review: The Knight

Postby Tower of Iron Will » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:00 pm

Nice set, can't complain. I bought quite a few, knowing that I would be kicking myself at some future point if I didn't. I like the Crown faction so extras don't hurt.
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